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  • First African Mountains Regional Forum

    The First African Mountains Regional Forum themed “Towards a Shared Mountain Agenda for Africa,” convened in Arusha, Tanzania, from 22-24 October 2014. The meeting was organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society and the Africa Mountain Partnership Champions Committee, in partnership with the East African Community, the UN Environment Programme, the Austrian Development Cooperation, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The meeting brought together over 100 participants representing, inter alia, government, academia, research institutions, intergovernmental organizations and civil society.


    http://events.arcosnetwork.org/arcos/index.php
  • IFS Individual Research Grants

    A call upon invitation is now open until 30 of June for early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years.


    http://www.ifs.se/ifs-programme/eligibility-criteria.html
  • UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030

    On 25 September 2015, the 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.


    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51968#.Vgjs35cYqap
  • "What does the Paris agreement mean for the world's other 8 million species?" (The Guardian)

    "In December, the world’s nations agreed on an aggressive plan to combat climate change. But what, if anything, will the landmark Paris agreement do for thousands of species already under threat from global warming?"

    Click here to access the article published by The Guardian to address that question.


    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2016/jan/06/-paris-agreement-biodiversity-coral-reefs-forests
  • 'Seeds for Restoration’ survey

    Restoring hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded forestlands will require billions of tree seeds and seedlings. In October, restoration practitioners are invited to take a survey to help identify current problems, good practices and recommendations for improving tree seed and seedling supply for forest and landscape restoration.

    Take the ‘Seeds for Restoration’ survey in English, French and Spanish until the 31st of October.


    http://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/seeds-for-restoration-a-global-survey-calls-for-contributions/
  • 1st announcement for the European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Brussels, 6-10 February 2017

    The “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” - the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology will be organized from Monday 6 to Friday 10 February 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.


    http://www.soctropecol-2017.eu/
  • 1st announcement: 5 years CEBioS - colloquium on 28 May 2018

    CEBioS is hosting an event on 28 May 2018 at the RBINS.


    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/events/biodiversity-development-way-forward-sdgs
  • 1st announcement: conference entitled "Building Capacity for Conservation & Resource Management in Africa"

    The conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2015.


    http://www.ert-conservation.co.uk/africa_introduction.php
  • 2014 prizewinner of the Arsom competition is Léonard MUBALAMA KAKIRA

    Léonard MUBALAMA KAKIRA was awarded the 2014 prize in the Section of Natural and Medical Sciences of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences. His work was entitled 'Monitoring Law Enforcement Effort and Illegal Activity in Selected Protected Areas : Implications for Management and Conservation, Democratic Republic of Congo' and could be achieved thanks to the Archives of the former National Parks of Belgian Congo. This work was accomplished in the framework of project SYGIAP II, in 2006, in collaboration with CEBioS member, Dr François Muhashy Habiyaremye.

    Léonard MUBALAMA KAKIRA (left) & François MUHASHY HABIYAREMYE (right) working together at the RBINS.


    http://www.kaowarsom.be/en/prizewinners
  • 2015 BID Call for Proposals from Africa

    GBIF is inviting submissions of proposals for funding from sub-Saharan Africa for the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme. The total potential funding assigned to this call is € 900,000.

    The call is available in English, and will be available in French and Portuguese shortly. Initial concept notes, using the provided templates, must be submitted by 20 November 2015.


    http://www.gbif.org/programme/bid/africa-call-2015
  • 2015 GBIF Young Researchers Award: call for nominations

    The GBIF Governing Board has established the Young Researchers Award to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students who are deploying GBIF-enabled data in master’s and doctoral studies. 

    Graduate students must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral programme at a university to be eligible to submit a research proposal to the GBIF Young Researcher Award programme.  Students must apply through and be nominated by a Head of Delegation (HoD) of a GBIF Participant country. The list of GBIF Participants is available at: http://www.gbif.org/contact/directoryofcontacts. 

    This year, the programme intends to make two awards of 4,000 Euros each, one to a master’s student and one to a doctoral student.

    The deadline for submissions of proposals is 3 March 2015. 


    http://www.gbif.org/resources/64107
  • 2015 Prince Albert II of Monaco / Institut Pasteur Award

    The Institut Pasteur, the Monaco Scientific Center and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are pleased to invite applications for the “Prince Albert II of Monaco - Institut Pasteur” Award 2015.

    This award will be given to an investigator in the field of: “Environmental and climatic changes: impacts on Human Health”.

    The Award will honor an investigator under fifty years old who has made outstanding contributions to the field. The honoree will receive a 40,000 Euros award for his team. Candidates from all relevant disciplines (ecological, biomedical, and social sciences) are invited to submit their applications, which will be evaluated by a Jury of renowned scientific experts.

    - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/international/partnerships/prince-albert-ii-monaco-institut-pasteur-award-2015-0#sthash.TxkenYvn.dpuf

    The Award will honor an investigator under fifty years old who has made outstanding contributions to the field. The honoree will receive a 40,000 Euros award for his team. Candidates from all relevant disciplines (ecological, biomedical, and social sciences) are invited to submit their applications, which will be evaluated by a Jury of renowned scientific experts.

    - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/international/partnerships/prince-albert-ii-monaco-institut-pasteur-award-2015-0#sthash.TxkenYvn.dpuf
    The Institut Pasteur, the Monaco Scientific Center and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are pleased to invite applications for the “Prince Albert II of Monaco - Institut Pasteur” Award 2015. - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/international/partnerships/prince-albert-ii-monaco-institut-pasteur-award-2015-0#sthash.TxkenYvn.dpuf

    The Institut Pasteur, the Monaco Scientific Center and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are pleased to invite applications for the “Prince Albert II of Monaco - Institut Pasteur” Award 2015.

     

    This award will be given to an investigator in the field of:


    “Environmental and climatic changes: impacts on Human Health”
     

    The Award will honor an investigator under fifty years old who has made outstanding contributions to the field. The honoree will receive a 40,000 Euros award for his team. Candidates from all relevant disciplines (ecological, biomedical, and social sciences) are invited to submit their applications, which will be evaluated by a Jury of renowned scientific experts.

    - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/international/partnerships/prince-albert-ii-monaco-institut-pasteur-award-2015-0#sthash.TxkenYvn.dpuf

    http://www.pasteur.fr/en/international/partnerships/prince-albert-ii-monaco-institut-pasteur-award-2015-0
  • 2015 call for application for the 'FishBase and fish taxonomy’ training session

    The FishBase team of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2015 ‘FishBase and fish taxonomy’ training session.


    http://www.africamuseum.be/museum/research/biology/vertebrates/ichtyology/fishbaseRMCA/training
  • 2015 call for application for the training in taxonomy and systematics of African Fruitflies

    Applications are open for the 2015 training in taxonomy and systematics of African Fruitflies organized by the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Belgium) with the Sokoine Pest Management Centre.

    This year the training will be realized according to a new concept and the training will be done in Tanzania.

    More information on the call and the application form can be found here.


    http://www.africamuseum.be/museum/research/collaborations/training/training-fruitflies
  • 2015 call for project proposals for Education and Public Awareness from the Belgian CHM is open

    The 2015 call for project proposals for Education and Public Awareness under the Belgian CHM partnership programme is now open. The deadline to apply is 15 June 2015.


    http://www.biodiv.be/cooperation/chm_coop/chm-partnering/public_awareness/call-epa-projects-2015
  • 2016 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

    The 2016 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is officially open for submissions. Individuals and teams now have two months to produce submissions and compete in this annual incentive competition. Closing date for submissions is 29 September 2016.


    http://gbif2016.devpost.com/
  • 2016 IFS Call for Individual Research Grants is open

    This call is for early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:    31st December, 2015


    http://www.ifs.se/
  • 2016 call for training session on FishBase and fish taxonomy

    The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) each year organizes a comprehensive training session on FishBase and fish taxonomy. This three month training session is held alternately in English and in French, and is intended for African scientists with an interest and expertise in African fresh - and brackish water fishes and their biology.

    In 2016, the training will be given in French.


    http://www.africamuseum.be/research/biology/vertebrates/ichtyology/fishbaseRMCA
  • 2017 RFP: Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity

    The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in eastern and southern Africa.


    http://jrsbiodiversity.org/how-to-apply/current-opportunities/2017rfp/
  • 2017 UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards

    The 2017 call for the UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards is open. The deadline to apply is 31 October 2016.


    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/man-and-biosphere-programme/awards-and-prizes/mab-young-scientists-awards/
  • 2018 MAB Young Scientists Awards

    Since 1989 MAB has been providing each year 10 young researchers from developing countries with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. The deadline for submission of applications for the 2018 MAB Young Scientists Awards is 15 December 2017.


    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/man-and-biosphere-programme/awards-and-prizes/mab-young-scientists-awards/
  • 2nd Interdisciplinary Symposium on Sustainable Development

    The 2nd Interdisciplinary Symposium on Sustainable Development will take place from 20 to 22 May 2015 at ULB (Bruxelles) and UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve).


    http://congrestransitiondurable.org/?lang=en
  • 2nd call for Food & Business Applied Research Fund

    The Food & Business Applied Research Fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen). Proposals may be submitted by consortia consisting of at least one private or public practitioners organisation active in the partner countries and one research or higher education organisation. One Dutch partner is required.

    The next deadlines for submission are 12 January and 12 May 2015. The call for proposals and application form can be downloaded here.


    http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/wotro/food--business-research/food--business-global-challenges/food--business-applied-research-fund-arf.html
  • 3 calls from the Trade for Development Centre for micro, small and mediumsized enterprises engaged in Fair and Sustainable Trade in the South

    The Trade for Development Centre wants to improve market access for micro, small and mediumsized enterprises engaged in Fair and Sustainable Trade in countries in the South. Therefore, they launch three calls for applications for financial and marketing support of African and South American organisations.

    The deadline to apply are 7or 10 June 2015, according to the call.


    http://www.befair.be/en/financial-support/call-applications-africa
  • 30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – a treasure chest to feed the world

    Research conducted at the world’s largest collection of banana diversity hosted in Belgium is helping farmers and scientists all over the world to make banana farming more productive, resilient and sustainable. The collection of genetic diversity conserved in the Belgian genebank has celebrated 30 years of service with an event – '30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium' – attended also by Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo.


    http://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/30-years-of-banana-diversity-hosted-in-belgium-a-treasure-chest-to-feed-the-world/
  • A view on biodiversity within environmental impact assessment in the Global South

    The KLIMOS platform and the CEBioS programme published a study on the situation of biodiversity in environmental impact assessment in the context of development cooperation.


    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117301090
  • ACP MEAs Programme Newsletter - Second Quarter 2017

    The latest newsletter of the ACP MEAs Programme is available.


    http://www.acpmeas.info/
  • Abstract submission for Young Researchers’ Overseas Day (KAOW-ARSOM) - 13 December 2016

    On Tuesday, 13 December 2016, the second Young Researchers’ Overseas Day is organized by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences. This event is aimed at researchers aged younger than 40 who are working overseas. It provides an opportunity to meet, discuss, and exchange ideas and to learn more about the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences and its activities.

    Abstracts must be received in English, French, or Dutch by 30 September 2016.


    http://www.kaowarsom.be/en/submission_abstracts_jongevorsers_jeuneschercheurs
  • Application for the SPIBES Master's Programme

    As part of its active support to the capacity building mandate of IPBES in the West African region, WABES launches a second call for application to its Master of Science (MSc) Programme in “Managing Science-Policy Interfaces on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West Africa – SPIBES”.

    Deadline to apply: August 19, 2019 (23h59 CET) or until all positions are filled.


    https://wabes.org/fr/programme-de-master/application/
  • B.BICE+ launches 2 calls for projects between Europe and Brazil

    B.BICE+ project will finance different modalities of working visits and exchanges between Europe and Brazil for research and innovation actors. Deadline for application is 06th April 2015.


    http://www.b-bice-plus.eu/b-bice-launches-two-calls-for-travel-grants-press-release/
  • BIOPAMA advances implementation in West Africa

    After the trainings and assessments of protected areas in the WAP complex (W-Arly-Pendjari) in February 2016, the BIOPAMA programme is lending support to national and regional authorities in West Africa and is organizing two new capacity development workshops in April.


    https://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/?22595/BIOPAMA-advances-implementation-in-West-Africa&dm_i=2GI3,P6NP,4RLTI8,1NV6Y,1
  • Ban welcomes UN Assembly’s endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing

    The United Nations General Assembly today endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move as a major step that firmly puts the world “on the path to a more prosperous, just and sustainable world for this and future generations.”


    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51506#.Vb8TJfkYqap
  • Belgian Biodiversity Platform 2015 Conference: "Empowering Biodiversity Research"

    The Belgian Biodiversity Platform 2015 Conference: "Empowering Biodiversity Research" will take place on May 21st 2015.


    http://www.biodiversity.be/conference2015/
  • Belgian launch of the European Year for Development 2015

    On January 17th, Africalia and Bozar, under the umbrella of the Belgian Development Cooperation, joined forces to organise the Belgian launch of the EYD2015. With series of activities Bozar and the Square meeting centre, the event was dedicated to exploring the role of culture within development, and establishing how the two interact and inform each other.


    https://europa.eu/eyd2015/en/belgium/posts/eyd2015belgianlaunch
  • Belgium gets a good evaluation from the latest OECD - DAC Peer Review

    According to the latest OECD - DAC Peer Review, 'Belgium is making a laudable push to direct more development aid to the poorest countries, but to deliver on this it needs to set firm deadlines, make its aid programme more flexible, and should reverse a decline in overall aid'.

    Read the dedicated article on the DGD website (in French or Dutch) here.


    http://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Newsroom/actualites/communiques_de_presse/cooperation/2015/09/ni_080915_peer_review.jsp?referer=tcm:313-271767-64
  • Biodiversity & development, a global heritage
    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/events/biodiv-dev
  • Biodiversity & development, a global heritage
    https://www.naturalsciences.be/sites/all/themes/icompany/pdf/map_rbins.pdf
  • Biodiversity and Nature’s Contributions Continue Dangerous Decline, Scientists Warn

    The result of three years of work, the four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services cover the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, as well as Europe and Central Asia – the entire planet except the poles and the open oceans. The assessment reports were approved by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in Medellín, Colombia, at the 6th session of its Plenary.


    https://www.ipbes.net/news/biodiversity-nature%E2%80%99s-contributions-continue-%C2%A0dangerous-decline-scientists-warn
  • Burundi joins Promote Pollinators during IPBES-7

    On Wednesday 1 May, Burundi joined the international coalition Promote Pollinators. By signing the declaration they affirm their intent to take action and implement a national strategy to protect pollinating species threatened with extinction. This brings the total of signatories to 25.


    https://promotepollinators.org/2019/05/01/press-statement-burundi-joins-promote-pollinators-during-ipbes-7/
  • CBD+20 - 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity

    In 2016 Belgium celebrates the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD+20). A collective celebration will highlight the importance of the implementation of the Convention by the actors in Belgium. The National Focal Point Biodiversity and the Federal and Regional administrations in charge of environment invite you to celebrate this anniversary at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences on 20 May 2016, in the margins of the International Biodiversity Day.


    http://www.1001pourlabiodiversite.be/fr/
  • CBD+20 - Invitation to the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification

    In 2016 Belgium celebrates the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD+20). A collective celebration will highlight the importance of the implementation of the Convention by the actors in Belgium. The National Focal Point Biodiversity and the Federal and Regional administrations in charge of environment invite you to celebrate this anniversary at the Museum on 20 May 2016, in the margins of the International Biodiversity Day.


    http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/downloads/biodiv/1001-beslissingen-programma.pdf
  • CBD+20 - Invitation to the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification

    In 2016 Belgium celebrates the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD+20). A collective celebration will highlight the importance of the implementation of the Convention by the actors in Belgium. The National Focal Point Biodiversity and the Federal and Regional administrations in charge of environment invite you to celebrate this anniversary at the Museum on 20 May 2016, in the margins of the International Biodiversity Day.


    http://www.1001voorbiodiversiteit.be/
  • CBD+20 - Invitation to the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification

    In 2016 Belgium celebrates the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD+20). A collective celebration will highlight the importance of the implementation of the Convention by the actors in Belgium. The National Focal Point Biodiversity and the Federal and Regional administrations in charge of environment invite you to celebrate this anniversary at the Museum on 20 May 2016, in the margins of the International Biodiversity Day.


    http://www.1001voorbiodiversiteit.be/
  • CBD+20 - Invitation to the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification

    In 2016 Belgium celebrates the 20 years anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD+20). A collective celebration will highlight the importance of the implementation of the Convention by the actors in Belgium. The National Focal Point Biodiversity and the Federal and Regional administrations in charge of environment invite you to celebrate this anniversary at the Museum on 20 May 2016, in the margins of the International Biodiversity Day.


    https://www.naturalsciences.be/en/museum/practical-information
  • CEBioS and CBD Secretariat activities featured in BioCAP latest issue

    The 2nd issue of BioCAP relates capacity-building activities that took place from April to June 2017.


    https://www.cbd.int/doc/newsletters/biocap/biocap-02-en.pdf
  • CEBioS booth at Bruxelles Champêtre

    On Sunday 18 September, 3 members of CEBioS were present at Bruxelles Champêtre (Rural Brussels) on a common booth between the CEBioS programme and the Belgian Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD NFP).


    http://www.bruxelles-champetre.be
  • CEBioS call for education and public awareness projects 2019

    The 2019 CEBioS call for education and public awareness projects is open. Applications can be submitted until 24 June 2019.


    http://www.biodiv.be/cooperation/chm_coop/chm-partnering/public_awareness/call-cepa-projects-2019
  • CEBioS granted funding by the SCBD Bio-Bridge Initiative

    CEBioS and its partners in Benin, the Institut de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin (IRHOB) and the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), are granted funding from the SCBD Bio-Bridge Initiative.


    https://www.cbd.int/biobridge/
  • CEBioS is committed to achieve SDG14 on marine life

    The high-level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 will be convened at UN Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all.

    CEBioS has registered 3 of his ongoing projects in the database of voluntary commitments, showing how Belgium is acting to achieve SDG14 in its partner countries (Benin, Peru and Vietnam).


    https://oceanconference.un.org/
  • CEBioS joins the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net)

    The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) is a capacity building network of networks that promotes dialogue between science, policy and practice for more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems, contributing to long-term human well-being and sustainable development.


    http://www.besnet.world/
  • CEBioS participated in the 1st WABES expert meeting

    The first regional workshop of the WABES project was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 28th-30th 2017.


    http://wabes.org/en/startseite/
  • CEBioS participation in European One Health/EcoHealth Workshop

    CEBioS, represented by Maarten Vanhove, took part in the local organising committee of the European One Health/EcoHealth Workshop, organised in Brussels, on 6-7 October.


    http://biodiversity.be/health/58
  • CEBioS participation in the European Conference of Tropical Ecology, held in February 2017 in Brussels

    5 CEBioS scientists actively participated in the 2017 European Conference of Tropical Ecology that took place at the VUB, Brussels, from 6 to 10 February 2017.


    http://www.soctropecol-2017.eu/index.php?cat=show_start
  • CEBioS participation in the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancun, Mexico

    From 2 to 17 December 2016, during the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancun, Mexico, the world met to take the steps needed to build a future of life in harmony with nature. 2 CEBioS members, Han de Koeijer and M-L Susini Ondafe, were part of the Belgian delegation at the conference. They followed agenda items relevant to biodiversity and development such as capacity-building, sustainable use of wildlife, technology transfer and others.


    https://www.cbd.int/conferences/2016
  • CEBioS sponsors RBINS competition towards biodiversity conservation

    Our way of life and consumption habits have high impacts on biodiversity all over the planet. The Museum of Natural Sciences has just launched a big competition to find original ideas to protect biodiversity.

    The best ideas will be published and there are fantastic prices to win: an ecological smartphone, a bamboo bike, a day on the oceanographic research vessel Belgica, and many more. Help us spread the word about this marvellous civil society initiative!

    Participants can send, via the online form, their original ideas until 10th of April 2016 with a clear explanation of their usefulness, or even a nice presentation, drawing, cartoon, movie, photo, work of art ...

    The competition is open to all, regardless of age, individually or in groups. There are prizes for both categories. You can find the complete list on the contest page.


    http://www.jedonnevieamaplanete.be/fr/concours_694.aspx
  • CHM training in Libreville, Gabon

    From 6 to 10 March 2017, ML Susini Ondafe from CEBioS organised a training on the use of the Portal ToolKit for national contributors to the Gabonese CHM. The training took place in Libreville, Gabon, and was jointly organised with the CHM National Focal Point of Morocco and the Ministry of Environment of Gabon.


    http://ga.chm-cbd.net/
  • CITES and UNEP support strengthening of wildlife laws

    According to the latest figures released by the National Legislation Project of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife and Flora (CITES), 88 countries and 13 dependent territories need to strengthen their legal frameworks for the effective implementation of CITES, including to combat illegal trade in wildlife.


    http://cites.org/eng/CITES_UNEP_wildlife_laws
  • Call for MRV awareness projects

    L'appel à projets pour la sensibilisation du public sur les résultats des recherches MRV est ouvert jusqu'au 3 décembre 2017.


    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/calls/mrv-calls/2018-mrv-awareness-call
  • Call for Project Proposals for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity Data and Information

    The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in eastern and southern Africa. The foundation will award about $800,000 among 4-8 qualifying proposals related to freshwater biodiversity by July 2016 and about $200,000 among 1-4 proposals relating to pollinator biodiversity by December 2016.


    http://jrsbiodiversity.org/grantmaking/2016_rfp_1/
  • Call for a Masters course “Managing the Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for sustainable development in West Africa – SPIBES'

    The Master of Science in “Managing the Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West Africa - SPIBES” is a 2-year interdisciplinary course designed to provide students with broad, high-quality information and skills needed to facilitate the operation of science-policy interfaces such as the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a means for achieving sustainable development goals in West Africa.


    http://wabes.org/en/masters-programme/call-for-applications/
  • Call for application for IFS Individual Research Grants

    This call is for early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country.

    Young researchers wishing to start or consolidate their independent research careers and who fulfil the IFS eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:    31st December, 2014

    More information on IFS website.


    http://www.ifs.se/
  • Call for applications – Negotiation skills training for resolving conflicts in and around protected areas

    BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme), in collaboration with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation, is offering training on stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills, using the Mutual Gains Approach, to support efforts to better secure protected areas and key biodiversity areas in the Eastern and Southern African region.

    A first session already took place in 2014. This call will select participants for the second session, foressen in February 2015.

    For more information see website.


    http://www.biopama.org/learn_more/?18311/Call-for-applications--negotiation-skills-training-for-resolving-conflicts-in-and-around-protected-areas-in-Eastern-and-Southern-Africa
  • Call for proposals Small-Scale Initiatives Program (PPI) - IUCN France

    A new call for proposals is open until 31st of March. It aims at financing and implementing 30 new projects in 19 countries in Western and Central Africa. The targeted environmental themes are the improvement of territorial governance, the protection of endangered species, the management of Protected Areas (PA) and their fringes, the fight against poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.


    https://uicn.fr/new-call-for-proposals-small-grants-ppi-5/
  • Call for proposals is open to attend the 1st African Parks Congress (APAC) 

    The IUCN-WCPA first African Parks Congress (APAC) will be held on November 18-23, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Scientists have until 31 May 2019 to submit their proposal.


    https://apa-congress.org/call-for-proposals/
  • Call for proposals on 'Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity'

    http://jrsbiodiversity.org/how-to-apply/current-opportunities/2018rfp/#_ftn1
  • Call for proposals on Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity.

    The J.R.S. Biodiversity Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity. 

    Deadline: 28 February 2019


    http://jrsbiodiversity.org/how-to-apply/current-opportunities/2019rfp/
  • Call for sessions for the 2018 European Conference of Tropical Ecology

    In 2018, the “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” will be hosted by the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle/UPMC/Académie des Sciences-COPED, Sorbonne Universités. It will take place from 26 to 29 March 2018 in Paris, France.


    http://www.soctropecol-conference.eu/index.php?cat=show_start
  • Call for the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

    Every year the Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. Fellows must commit to return to their home country when their fellowship ends to complete their PhD and to work.

    The 2015 Call for Applications to the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship is now open, and will close on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

    See website for more information.


    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/EXTWBISFP/EXTRSMFP/0,,contentMDK:21588578~menuPK:552352~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:551843,00.html
  • Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity

    On May 20, 2016 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Biodiversity is life! But that life is threatened ... Following the global mobilization for the climate a similar political momentum for biodiversity, life on earth, is urgently needed.


    http://www.1001pourlabiodiversite.be/
  • Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife (CPW) launches sourcebook on bushmeat

    The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) launched the Bushmeat Sourcebook, an online resource, on the occasion of the second World Wildlife Day.


    http://www.fao.org/forestry/wildlife-partnership/bushmeat-sourcebook/en/
  • Compendium on Protected Area Governance and Management launched at 6th World Parks Congress

    A new compendium providing the latest and best professional information needed for protected area practitioner capacity development was released this week in the margins of the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress.


    http://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2014/pr-2014-11-20-pa-en.pdf
  • Conférence-Débat : L'agriculture familiale peut-elle nourrir l'Afrique ?

    Le SLCD, en collaboration avec l'ULB et la Ville de Bruxelles, organise le 9 décembre 2014 une conférence-débat avec e.a. Olivier De Schutter, Ancien Rapporteur Spécial des Nations Unies pour le droit à l'alimentation - et Luuk Zonneveld, CEO de BIO (Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries).


    http://www.slcd.be/assets/files/Conference%20SLCD%202014-12-09%20-%20L%27agriculture%20familiale%20peut-elle%20nourrir%20l%27Afrique.pdf
  • Declaration on biodiversity information for sustainable development in Africa

    Anne-Julie Rochette, a member of CEBioS, participated to the Conference "Africa Rising: Mobilising Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development". The conference took place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa, from 19 to 22 May 2015.

    Approximately 100 delegates attended this exclusive invitation-only meeting, representing over 20 African governments as well as various UN agencies, international organizations and research institutions.

    (Picture credit: Gavin Withers Photography)


    http://www.gbif.org/event/78473
  • DesertLand conference in Ghent

    The DesertLand conference will take place on 16 & 17 June 2015 at the NH Hotel Gent Belfort in Ghent, Belgium.


    http://www.desertland.eu/
  • Document on COP12 negotiations launched by IFDD

    The 'Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable' (IFDD) has launched an interesting document about COP12 negotiations. The document is only available in French.

    The resume of the document, also available in French, can be uploaded here.


    http://www.ifdd.francophonie.org/ressources/ressources-pub-desc.php?id=610
  • Event "Biodiversity and Development, a global heritage" (26/11/2015): REGISTRATION OPEN

    Registration is now open for the event "Biodiversity and Development, a global heritage" (26/11/2015).


    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/events/biodiv-dev
  • Event "Education meets biodiversity in RDCongo" at RBINS

    On September 27th school inspectors from DRCongo met various Belgian stakeholders working in the field of Education and Development. The event was organized at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) in the framework of a collaboration between VVOB and the ‘Secrétariat Général à l’Environnement et la Conservation de la Nature’ from DRCongo, with the support of CEBioS.


    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/events/education-meets-biodiversity-drcongo
  • FAO Shares Stories on Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests

    A publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), titled ‘Improving Tenure, Improving Lives – 2016: Putting the Voluntary Guidelines into Action,' highlights several initiatives supported by FAO and its funding partners in 47 countries around the world, in the framework of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (the Voluntary Guidelines), which were adopted by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in 2012.


    http://nr.iisd.org/news/fao-shares-stories-on-implementation-of-the-voluntary-guidelines/
  • Farming for biodiversity contest

    Solution Search launched a global contest, open to any organization with an innovative solution in farming sustainably and promoting behaviors that strengthen biodiversity.

    Deadline: 10 March 2017.


    http://solutionsearch.org/contest/farming-biodiversity#enter
  • Final GBIF-BID call for proposals from sub-Saharan Africa

    GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—invites the submission of concept notes for project funding from sub-saharan Africa under for the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme. The deadline for submissions is 9 April 2017, midnight CET / 2300 UTC/GMT.


    http://www.gbif.org/programme/bid
  • First Announcement UEF-UNEP Course on MEAs 2015
    The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are jointly organizing a high profile two-week Course on international environmental law-making and diplomacy at the Nordic Centre and Fudan University, Shanghai, China from 2 to 12 November 2015.

    http://www.unep.org/training
  • Five Major New IPBES Assessment Reports will be launched in March 2018

    5 forthcoming landmark science-policy assessment reports will be launched during the 6th plenary of the IPBES.


    https://www.ipbes.net/ipbes-6-primers
  • Free MOOC on Resilience for Development
    http://mailchi.mp/nbsapforum/resilience_mooc?e=53e1e12558
  • Funding opportunities to study in Germany

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) offers opportunities for researchers from developing countries through its Georg Forster Research Fellowship.


    https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/georg-forster-fellowship.html
  • GBIF Capacity Enhancement Support Programme – 2016 Call for Proposals

    The GBIF Secretariat is now accepting proposals for funding under the 2016 Capacity Enhancement Support Programme, which seeks to enhance the long-term capacity of GBIF Participants through collaborative projects.

    The call is only open to GBIF Participants.


    http://www.gbif.org/newsroom/news/2016-call-for-capacity-enhancement-proposals
  • GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge to spark innovation in open-access biodiversity informatics
    On the 2nd of December 2014, the GBIF Secretariat launched the inaugural GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, hoping to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data by scientists, informaticians, data modelers, cartographers and other experts competing for a €20,000 first prize.
    For the past 12 years, GBIF has awarded the Ebbe Nielsen Prize to recognize outstanding contributions to biodiversity informatics while honouring the legacy of Ebbe Nielsen, one of the principal founders of GBIF.
    The Challenge site is now live at http://gbif.challengepost.com. We encourage anyone interested in the Challenge to create a profile and register on ChallengePost. The ChallengePost platform provides access to a community for finding and communicating with developers and software creators about collaborating on submissions, which are due on Tuesday, 2 March 2015.

    http://www.gbif.org/page/62262%20#gbifchallenge
  • Green Week 2015

    The 2015 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels. The theme will be nature and biodiversity.


    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/greenweek/
  • International Day for Biological Diversity 2015

    22 May is the international day for biological diversity. In 2015, the theme is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.


    https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/
  • International conference on 'Sustainable Energy for Africa'

    The conference is organised by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences will organize an International Conference. It will take place from 23 to 25 October 2017 at the Palais des Académies in Brussels.


    http://www.kaowarsom.be/en/Sustainable_Energy_for_Africa
  • Latest TRAFFIC Bulletin helps illuminate orchid, ivory & serow trades

    The October 2014 issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin launched on 30th October 2014 is packed full of fascinating insights into wildlife trade, including features on the orchid trade in Iran, regional economic integration organizations, and wildlife trade in Morocco.

    You can download the .pdf for free here.


    http://www.traffic.org/home/2014/10/30/latest-traffic-bulletin-helps-illuminate-orchid-ivory-serow.html
  • Launch of CEBioS new policy brief in collaboration with KLIMOS on the 'mainstreaming of biodiversity into development cooperation'
    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/docs/publications/policy-briefs/pb-mainstreaming-biodiv-dev-co
  • Launch of a new policy brief on CEBioS work in Peru using the COHERENS model
    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/docs/publications/policy-briefs/policy-briefs-coherens-projects/respuesta-problemas-ambientales-marinos-costeros
  • Launch of a new policy brief: 'Les services écosystémiques dans la Réserve de Biosphère de la Pendjari (Bénin)'
    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/docs/publications/policy-briefs/policy-brief-ecosystem-services-pendjari-les-services-ecosystemiques-dans-la
  • Launch of brand new COHERENS website and new model

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of a new website for the COHERENS model: http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/coherens/

    Moreover, the COHERENS model has moved to a new version. Visit the website to know more...


    http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/coherens/
  • Launch of the 6th Global Environment Outlook (GEO) by UNEP

    Published in time for the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement.


    https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/global-environment-outlook-6
  • Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

    The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 reviews progress made towards the 17 Goals in the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


    https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2017/
  • Nature's dangerous decline 'unprecedented' according to IPBES Global Assessment

    Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history - and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April - 4 May) in Paris.


    https://www.ipbes.net/news/Media-Release-Global-Assessment
  • New CEPF calls for proposals

    CEPF grant recipients range from small farming cooperatives and community associations to international organizations.

    The following calls are currently open for application: Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot & Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot.


    http://www.cepf.net/grants/Pages/default.aspx
  • New Dragonfly Book and African Training Opportunity

    Klaas-Douwe B Dijkstra (Naturalis and Stellenbosch University) and colleague Viola Clausnitzer (Senckenberg Institute) have published “The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe.”  This handbook provides an unprecedented resource for freshwater biodiversity conservation in Africa. The book is published by the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Belgium) with support from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (The Netherlands), JRS, and research funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany).


    http://jrsbiodiversity.org/new-dragonfly-book-and-african-training-opportunity/
  • New IOC Capacity Development Website

    The new IOC Capacity Development website (http://www.ioc-cd.org) is launched after the adoption by the IOC Assembly at its 28th session (June 2015) of the IOC Capacity Development Strategy, 2015-2021.


    http://www.ioc-cd.org/
  • New analysis shows that 'Conservation research is not happening where it is most needed'

    This article entitled 'Conservation research is not happening where it is most needed' was published in PLoS Biology 14(3), on 29 March 2016.

    It is co-authored by Kerrie A. Wilson, Nancy A. Auerbach, Katerina Sam, Ariana G. Magini, Alexander St. L. Moss, Simone D. Langhans, Sugeng Budiharta, Dilva Terzano, Erik Meijaard.


    http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002413
  • New article highlights the current magnitude of Earth’s ongoing 6th major extinction event

    The article is published in the July issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and authored by Gerardo Ceballos, Paul R. Ehrlich & Rodolfo Dirzo.


    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/07/05/1704949114
  • New call for the Small-Scaled Initiatives Program (FFEM & IUCN)

    This call is open to African NGOs that have not previously benefited from a PPI grant, working on high biodiversity values and/or that are important for addressing climate change issues.

    Deadline to apply is 1st of May 2017.


    http://uicn.fr/nouvel-appel-a-projets-petites-subventions-ppi-5/
  • New publication from IUCN on Adaptation to climate change

    Entitled 'Adapting to climate change : guidance for protected area managers and planners', this publication provides relevant guidelines for adaptation planning and implementation, and it describes additional resources that site managers can use right away.


    https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46685?dm_i=2GI3,11OYX,4UN3GN,33NQ0,1
  • New website of the "Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité" (CSB, DRCongo)

    The new website of "Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité" (CSB, DRCongo) is now accessible on http://centresurveillancebiodiversite.org/.


    http://centresurveillancebiodiversite.org/
  • Nominations open for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

    With the aim to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those it honours, nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016. The call for nominations remains open from 15 February to 30 June 2016.


    http://www.midoripress-aeon.net/topics/topics_20160215.html
  • North South South Project (VLIR-UOS) - Integrated water management Lake Manyara

    Mission 7-12 December 2015 - Summary (CEBioS)

    (Pictures by Luc Janssens de Bisthoven)

    This mission is in the framework of the North South South Project (VLIR-UOS) “Balancing water for biodiversity and socio-economic use in a changing climate: towards a Decision Support System for sustainable land and water use” in the lake Manyara region, Tanzania. Promotor is Prof. Luc Brendonck (KU Leuven). RBINS- CEBioS is involved as a partner in this project, together with KU Leuven (Prof. L. Brendonck), NM-AIST (Tanzania, Dr. Hans Komakech), UWC (S. Africa, Dr. Maryke Malan), UNZI (Zimbabwe, Dr. Tamuka Nhiwatiwa) and UGent (Prof. P. Boeckx). CEBioS was present with Luc Janssens de Bisthoven and Maarten Vanhove. This external project fits into the strategy of CEBioS, SO1 (knowledge), SO3 (awareness), S04 (Mainstreaming, policies) and SO5 (MRV) (see http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/programme/strategic-objectives )

    By integrated research with complementary expertise from the different partners, scientific data will be generated and implemented in a Decision Support System for sustainable multisector water allocation in the Lake Manyara basin as a case study. As such we aim to contribute to the sustainable development of ecotourism and irrigation based agriculture in the basin, a model that is relevant in all partner countries. Researchers will be trained in aquatic ecology, hydrology, characterisation of land use change, soil erosion and decision support systems.

    The first day of this mission, the project partners came together at NM-AIST to make the last preparations for the multistakeholder workshop. The second day the partners drove to the Manyara sub-basin and visited the area. The next two days the multistakeholders workshop took place at premises kindly organised by the Belgian NGO TRIAS. Participants were given the opportunity to do a stakeholder’s analysis, a community mapping exercise, a problem tree, and a SWOT analysis. Each stakeholder also presented the own perspective on the lake Manyara socio-economic and environmental issues. In the afternoon of the second day TRIAS showed some interesting rural development projects North of Mto Wa Mbu (irrigation, bee hives, bananas). The workshop provided a very informative, multi-faceted and nuanced view on the Lake Manyara environmental problematics. It also created a space for lively interactions between the stakeholders for a better mutual understanding of conflicting issues.

    Mission report available here


    http://www.biodiv.be/cebios2/docs/miscellanious/documents-news/Manyara/download/en/2/Mission-luc-Maarten-report-News-CEBioS.pdf
  • Open Funding Opportunities on Wildlife Conservation

    3rd March is celebrated as World Wildlife Day in order to recognize and celebrate the beauty of diversity among wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. Despite of wildlife being the ultimate natural beauty, species are becoming endangered day by day while some are already extinct...

    The Rapid Response Facility accepts applications year-round, and prioritises its resources to fund emergency conservation activities in high-biodiversity value sites facing acute threats.


    http://www.rapid-response.org/?page_id=87
  • Our programme is featured in GEO BON September newsletter

    Read out a short article on CEBioS on GEO BON (The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network) September newsletter here.


    http://geobon.org/cebios-programme/
  • PEGASuS funding opportunity - Future Earth

    Future Earth has launched a new series of funding opportunities for interdisciplinary sustainability research - the Program for Early Stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Research, or "PEGASuS”. This program is the first in a series of grants addressing the key challenges of Future Earth and the Future Earth Vision for “people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world”.


    http://network.futureearth.org/live/pegasus
  • Participation in CBD COP12
    http://www.cbd.int/cop12/
  • Pathfinder Award Call for Nominations

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) as well as WildArk- A Movement for the Wild present the inaugural Pathfinder Award.  

    The Pathfinder Award recognises outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organisations or groups.

    Deadline for nominations is August 15, 2018.


    http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/programmes-and-initiatives/pathfinder-award-for-innovation-in-nature-conservation.html
  • Postdoc fellowships to non-EU researchers - 2016 call is open

    The stimulation of international mobility and the attraction of researchers from abroad is one of the priorities of the European Research Area.

    In this context and intending to stimulate the S&T cooperation, the Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) does implement a fellowship scheme for highly qualified non EU researchers (i.e. postdoctoral level or equivalent experience), granting them an opportunity to work during 6 to 18 months in a Belgian research team.

    The 2016 Call for proposals is open. The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2016.


    http://www.belspo.be/belspo/organisation/call_postdoc_en.stm
  • Pre-announcement: 2015 BID call for proposals from Africa

    GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, will issue its first call for proposals from sub-Saharan Africa for the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme in September 2015, with a potential total of €900,000 in funding assigned to this call.


    http://www.gbif.org/newsroom/news/bid-2015-call-for-proposals-pre-announcement-EN
  • Prize D4D (Digital for Development)

    The ‘Prize Digital for Development (D4D)’ is an initiative by Cabinet De Croo and the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD). Prize D4D encourages initiatives committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).

    The deadline to apply is 20 June 2016.


    http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/en
  • Regional workshop on the monitoring of habitat dynamics, Kahuzi - Biega National Park (DR Congo) (14-30 August 2016)

    Summary in English: A regional workshop on the monitoring of habitat dynamics was held in the Kahuzi - Biega National Park (DR Congo) from 14 to 30 August 2016.
    Objective of the workshop: To share the lessons learned during the implementation of the Habitat Dynamics Monitoring Module in protected areas in the DRC, Burundi and Benin (IRSNB-ICNN Partnerships, IRSNB-OBPE, IRSNB-UAC)

    Un atelier régional sur le suivi de la dynamique des habitats a eu lieu dans le Parc National de Kahuzi - Biega (RD Congo) du 14 au 30 août 2016.

    Objectif de l'atelier: Partager les leçons apprises durant la mise en œuvre du module de suivi de la dynamique des habitats dans les aires protégées en RDC, au Burundi et au Bénin (Partenariats IRSNB-ICCN ; IRSNB-OBPE ; IRSNB-UAC).